I’m sure you’ve heard the phrase, “Every cloud has a silver lining,” but what does this phrase mean to you—and more important, do you look for the positive outcome in stormy situations? I like to define this phrase as a time in our lives when things seem to be going wrong, but we believe that God does indeed have a plan for us and our difficulties will soon pass. We somehow find the faith that things will be better soon. We look past the storm and realize that every cloud has a silver lining.
I was sitting on my balcony enjoying my morning coffee when a thought brought a smile to my face. How often have I gotten up in the morning and dragged myself into the kitchen to make my morning coffee? I couldn’t wait for it to brew, sitting there staring at the pot and wondering, “When will it be done?” Okay, I’m not always known for my patience, but I decided to shake things up a bit this morning and made a cappuccino instead—putting a great big smiley face in the middle!